Live updates from Cheshire and Merseyside have finished for the day, but we'll be back from 08:00 on Wednesday with the latest news, sport, weather and travel.
- Updates on Tuesday 01 March
- More news, sport, weather and travel updates from 08:00 on Wednesday
Weather presenter, BBC North West Tonight
Clear spells at times tonight and it will be colder than last night, with a widespread frost and risk of ice.Copyright: BBC
Wednesday will be very unsettled with frequent blustery, wintry showers and some snow settling in places through the morning. Strong winds, with gales possible around coastal areas such as Southport.
Presenter, BBC North West Tonight
On North West Tonight this evening:
- We explain why Runcorn has been chosen to be one of NHS England's "healthy towns"
- We will hear about what is being done in Liverpool to reduce "bed-blocking" in hospitals
- There is more on the footage of a man who drove an off-road motorbike through a Bootle shopping centre
A limited edition print by pop artist Sir Peter Blake has been unveiled for the Liverpool Biennial art festival.Copyright: Gareth Jones
The new artwork, Dazzle, 2016, follows Blake's Everybody Razzle Dazzle in 2015 when he transformed Mersey ferry Snowdrop into a moving artwork.
Sales of the print will go towards the Biennial education programme.
Everton defender John Stones could play for the first time in a month after overcoming a hamstring problem for the club's Premier League match against Aston Villa.Copyright: PA
Forward Arouna Kone is fit after illness but Muhamed Besic will not be involved.
Warrington's 160-year-old YMCA is expected to close in three months' time after losing a major council contract.
The Cheshire town's borough council is reviewing its funding as part of a move to save £21m.Copyright: BBC
The YMCA provides accommodation and advice for the homeless and vulnerable people but these will instead be delivered by other providers, said a spokesman. The charity said losing its £38,000 funding would have a "huge" impact.
A new research centre has been opened at Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool.Copyright: Alder Hey Children’s NHS Foundation Trust
Academics will work alongside health professionals and commercial teams to research children's health at the Institute in the Park.
Police are appealing for help to trace a teenage girl who went missing from her home in Wirral on Sunday.Copyright: Merseyside Police
Meadow Gore, 14, was last seen by her mother at around 10:00 at their home in New Chester Road.Meadow is described as white, about 5ft 6ins tall, with long, straight, black hair. She was wearing a black coat with a fur trim, white jeans and white Adidas trainers.
BBC World Service
Ex-Everton striker Daniel Amokachi says that Romelu Lukaku reminds him of the former Ballon d'Or winner George Weah.
Lukaku, 22, is one of the top scorers in the Premier League this season and in July 2014 cost Everton a club record fee of £28m.
“He has the speed, he has the skills, he is good with his head,” says Amokachi, who played for the Toffees between 1994 and 1996 and was part of the team that won Everton's last trophy, the 1995 FA Cup.
Today's top stories in Cheshire and Merseyside:
- Halton Lea in Runcorn is chosen as one of ten new so-called healthy towns
- Three men taken to hospital after a chemical spill in Bebington, Wirral are given the all clear
- A Liverpool fan is appealing for help finding his giant 15ft Robbie Fowler flag
Wirral Council say the three members of the Biffa bin crew involved in the Bebington chemical spill earlier have been given the all-clear at hospital.Copyright: BBC
A 100m cordon in still in place after a liquid started leaking from the back of a bin lorry in Fairacres Road.
People are being advised to avoid the area and local residents have been told to close their windows as a precaution.
A city centre Indian restaurant fined £7,024 for food hygiene offences has been repossessed by its landlord.
This is the scene in Wirral where there has been a "chemical spill" this morning.Copyright: BBC
Three men have been taken to hospital after a liquid started leaking from the back of a bin lorry in Fairacres Road, Bebington and caused a chemical reaction, releasing a vapour.Copyright: BBC
A 100m cordon in place and people are being advised to avoid the area. Local residents have been told to close their windows as a precaution.Copyright: BBC
There is disruption at Western Avenue in Speke due to a traffic light failure in Speke Boulevard. Approach with care.
A Liverpool fan is appealing for help finding his Robbie Fowler flag.Copyright: Stephen Henny
The giant 15ft long banner was last seen at the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday but it disappeared when Tony Henny went to collect it.
It was made by brothers Tony and Stephen Henny in 1998 and has been to games around the world including the Istanbul Champions League final.
A 29-year-old Southport woman has been charged following an assault on Friday.
A limited edition print for the Liverpool Biennial designed by renowned artist Sir Peter Blake is being unveiled in the city.Copyright: Gareth Jones
It's based on the dazzle design which he created last year for the Snowdrop Mersey ferry.Copyright: BBC
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